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Sony Ericsson Satio

Sony Ericsson Satio
Sony Ericsson Satio
Codename Kokoro
Manufacturer Sony Ericsson
Compatible networks

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS HSDPA 900/2100 (Satio),
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

UMTS HSPA 850/1900/2100 (Satio(a))
Availability by country 7 October 2009 (UK), Late 2009 (USA)
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions 112 x 55 x 13 mm
Weight 126 grams
Operating system Symbian OS 9.4 running S60 5th edition
Memory 256 MB RAM and 128 MB ROM (Internal storage)
Removable storage MicroSD up to 32 GB, 8 GB included
Battery Li-Po 1000 mAh
Data inputs Touchscreen and 3 buttons below screen
Display TFT touchscreen, 16M colours 3.5 in (89 mm), 360 x 640 pixels
Rear camera 12.1 MP, 4000 x 3000 pixels, auto-focus, xenon flash, video LED flash
Connectivity Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g, DLNA), A-GPS, Bluetooth (v2.0 with A2DP)

The Sony Ericsson Satio (U1) is a smartphone, announced by Sony Ericsson at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on 15 February 2009 as the Idou (pronounced "I do").[1] It was released on 7 October 2009 in the UK in 3 colour schemes: Black, Silver and Bordeaux (Red).[2]

The focus of the phone is the high quality playback of music and video, as well as photography. The camera is located on the back of the phone, behind a slider and features a xenon flash. On the side of the phone, there is a shutter button, and a button which allows you to switch between still and video modes. Next to this is a rocker switch for zooming in and out. Also on this side is a button for playback of photos or video. The other side of the phone has a sliding lock button and a covered slot for a MicroSD card.

The front of the phone is dominated by a 3.5-inch (89 mm), 16:9 ratio 360x640 TFT resistive touchscreen.[3] There is also a front-facing camera for video calling. At the bottom of the touchscreen are three small buttons: green (left), white (centre), and red (right).

In terms of software, Satio uses the Symbian OS 9.4 operating system, which is created collaboratively under the stewardship of the Symbian Foundation.[4] It uses the PlayNow service, Sony Ericsson's mobile content platform, and is part of the company's new Entertainment Unlimited service.[5] In terms of connectivity, it is Wi-Fi-enabled and has a GPS chip for navigation and location-based services. It also supports full Flash for video playback.

The phone was withdrawn from sale in November 2009 by two major British retailers due to complaints from customers.[6] However, the problem was found only in UK editions of the phone and was probably caused by carrier-specific customizations. The following software update released by Sony Ericsson provided a fix and the phone was back for sale at those two retailers.[7]

Sony Ericsson Satio and then Sony Ericsson Vivaz are the latest additions of Sony Ericsson to the Symbian Family phones. After that, all Sony Ericsson smartphones run Android.


  • 16:9, 3.5 inch widescreen
  • 12.1-megapixel camera, intuitive touch focus, Xenon flash and face and smile detection
  • Symbian S60 5th Edition Operating System
  • Touch navigation


  • 112 x 55 x 13 mm


  • nHD TFT resistive touchscreen[8]
  • 16 million colours
  • 360 x 640 pixels
  • 3.5"


  • Internal storage: 73 MB
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Micro SD memory card support


  • aGPS
  • Bluetooth technology
  • Modem
  • PC Synchronization
  • USB support
  • USB mass storage
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, DLNA
  • Google Maps
  • PictBridge
  • TV Out
  • Data Transfer
  • Sync


  • 12.1 MP (can use 2 MP, 5 MP, 9 MP, 10 MP and 12 MP modes)
  • Digital zoom - up to 16x
  • 4000 x 3000 pixels
  • Auto-focus
  • Video recording (640x480 @ 30 frame/s, WVGA 864x480 @ 24 frame/s via software update)
  • Video light
  • Xenon Flash
  • Video blogging
  • Geo-Tagging
  • BestPic
  • Face detection
  • Image stabilizer
  • Photo fix
  • Picture blogging
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Smile detection


  • Web browser - WebKit
  • Web feeds
  • Opera Mobile 10.1 For the Symbian OS
  • SkyFire
  • Skype



  • 3D games
  • Java
  • Media
  • Radio - FM radio
  • Video Clip
  • Video streaming
  • YouTube


  • Email
  • Exchange ActiveSync
  • Instant messaging
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder
  • Text messaging (SMS)


  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • Speakerphone
  • Vibrating Alert
  • Video calling


  • Auto rotate
  • Navigation key
  • Picture wallpaper


  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Document editors
  • Document readers
  • Flight mode
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Notes
  • Phone book
  • Touchscreen


See also


  1. ^ Infosync World: Sony Ericsson Satio, Aino and Yari Unveiled
  2. ^ Pocket Picks - We all say “I Do” to Sony Ericsson’s beautiful Idou
  3. ^
  4. ^ All About Symbian - MWC: Sony Ericsson announce the Idou
  5. ^ Eddy, Nathan (2009-02-16). "MWC: Sony Ericsson Unveils Idou, Entertainment Unlimited Strategy". eWeek. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  6. ^ Neate, Rupert (2009-11-23). "Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U suspend sales of Sony Ericsson's Satio after customer complaints". UK: The Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  7. ^ Wiles, Andy (2009-12-10). "Sony Ericsson solves Satio, Aino glitches with software update". IBTimes UK. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  8. ^

External links

  • Official website
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